Welcome to the Jewel of the Bellarine Peninsula

EST. 1888

Be embraced by the meeting of history and modern luxury

Recapturing an era when paddle steamers traversed Port Phillip Bay, the historic yet newly refurbished Portarlington Grand Hotel offers a boutique experience with a local welcome for all.

Stay for a while, visit us for a meal, and reunite with friends and family. 

The true heart of this hotel is the people. The welcoming atmosphere is the most memorable part of the experience, whether it’s friendly locals, banter between bar staff or just that country town feeling, you’ll be sure to fit right in.

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ARRIVE IN STYLE – Port Phillip Ferries

Our hotel harkens back to a golden age of Port Phillip Bay, when it was quite the tourist destination. Victorians would travel by paddle steamer and relax in luxury by the sea.

Now you can recapture that feeling with Port Phillip Ferries, direct from Melbourne, a journey that is quicker, but no less beautiful than that of our forebears. Travelling every day between Melbourne, Docklands and Portarlington, soak up the views and delight in the on board café. You’ll feel as though you’re on holidays the second you board the vessel.

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